Experience Gift Ideas for Mother’s Day

Are you looking to for experience gift ideas for Mother’s Day this year? You’re on the right track. Especially if you can find experience gifts that mom can enjoy at home.

I love the idea of gifts of experience or experiential gifts. These are gifts that create a memory through an experience versus something that you end up putting on a shelf or cluttering up your house.

Sure, there is a place for those kinds of gifts. But for the person who has everything or for a mom living in a small space, an experience gift is a gift that won’t leave her saying, “Now what am I supposed to do with this?”

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Experience Gifts for Mom

Here are a handful of last-minute, experience gift ideas to give mom this year.

Gift idea for a dog mom

If you know me, then you know that I’m a proud dog mom. Over the years we’ve rescued four dogs. Right now we have just two of those dogs left.

One of the greatest gifts my family ever got me was a dog DNA test kit. Specifically, we got the Wisdom Panel doggie DNA kit. You can read my review of my experience in this article.

Right now you can save big on a Wisdom Panel doggie DNA kit for Mother’s Day. Use code PETMOM at checkout for those savings.

Ideas for moms to learn a new skill

Does your mom or the mom in your life want to learn a new skill from an expert in the field? Then you’ll want to check out the deals that Wondrium has going on for Mother’s Day.

From National Geographic photographer Bob Krist (and friend of mine) to Microsoft founder and philanthropist Bill Gates, you can find all kinds of classes to do and adventures to take from home on Wondrium (formerly Great Courses).

Amazon Experiences

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You may think of Amazon as just the place that gets you toys and toilet paper in two days. However, Amazon also offers up virtual experiences as a gift option.

Here are some of the categories of experiences that Amazon offers:

Subscription Box Experience Gift Ideas

In this section, I’ve focused primarily on subscription boxes. Why? Because they can be delivered to mom at home and she can enjoy them monthly or quarterly for the rest of the year. Talk about a gift that keeps on giving.

In some instances I’ve included traditional gift ideas but with a twist, like gift ideas for Peloton moms or moms who might enjoy working with an online stylist. I’ve broken out my suggestions into four categories below. 

Many of these subscription box experience gifts are available through Cratejoy, the subscription box marketplace. As luck would have it, Cratejoy is having a Mother’s Day sale right now. Save 25% off Mother’s Day gifts at Cratejoy.

Food and Drink Oriented Experience Gift Ideas

I’ve found a number of food related experience gift ideas in these subscription boxes. They run the gamut from baked goods to spirits. I’m sure you can find something that your mother would love.

Self Care Experience Gift Subscription Boxes

We could all use a little self care these days. Your mom or a mother in your life is likely no different. I’ve scouted out some great self care subscription boxes that fit the experience gift idea niche perfectly. 

Personal Stylist Experience Gift Ideas

Perhaps the best gift I ever gave myself was the gift of a personal stylist. The best part is you don’t have to live near a big city or be rich to use such a stylist. Everything occurs online. It’s an experience gift of shopping for yourself that take place entirely at home.

My favorites are Stitch Fix and WantableThis blog post tells you everything you need to know about working with an online stylist.

If your mom is a fitness fanatic, you can sign her up for subscription boxes that focus on workout clothes and athleisure. While Stitch Fix and Wantable can all curate fitness attire in a box, I would recommend also checking out Fabletics (sign her up for a VIP subscription) and Yoga Club for this kind of experience gift.

Peloton Mom Gift Ideas

Did you miss out on the recently announced Peloton mom clothing collection from the One Peloton company? You’re not alone. It seems that everything sold out in under 24 hours.

Here’s my blog post about Peloton apparel and why it’s always sold out.

No worries, though. There are tons of Peloton mom options on Etsy. I’ve included a few of my favorites here. This is a quasi experience gift in that the gift itself is not an experience. But it will help her enjoy or acknowledge her love for her Peloton.

For a more extensive Peloton gift guide, you should check out this post.

Looking for other subscription box experience gift ideas? Here is a link to all of my subscription box content as well as my content about online stylists. I’m confident you can find something perfect for the mom in your life here. 

Finally, here is how Mother’s Day is celebrated in other countries.